Germinating Nasturtium Seeds for GROW Project
Today I’m going to share what I’m doing to get the Nasturtium “Spitfire” seeds from Renee’s Garden to germinate. So far I haven’t been super successful with indoor germination. I typically germinate directly in the garden so starting seeds indoors is new for me.
I started my first seeds on March 13 with my tomatoes. I followed the directions on the back of the seed pack and in addition placed on our heat mat with heat lamp over head. As you can see in the picture on the right – nothing germinated. Because I was curious, I dug up the seeds to see if they even attempted to germinate and they didn’t. I wonder what I did wrong…
Recently I’ve read some tips on twitter that I’m trying with my new batch:
- I’ve scored some of the seeds with a knife
- I’m soaking the seeds between two damp paper towels to soften (similar to what we do with pea seeds)
- Some seeds I scored and set between damp paper towels
Later today, I’m going to pot some of the “softened” seeds inside and plant some in the chick coop pots I just got. I’ll mix it up a little to see what plants do best. Eventually I’ll figure out what works best for me. I’m really looking forward to see what others did to get their seeds to germinate.
You can read all the posts here on the Seed GROW Project site. Like all the other participants, I’ll be posting my progress every first Sunday of the month.